Welcoming the World. One of several new stadiums needed for South Africa's hosting of the 2010 World Cup rises near Johannesburg.
Welcoming the World. One of several new stadiums needed for South Africa's hosting of the 2010 World Cup rises near Johannesburg.
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South Africa Rising

Post-apartheid South Africa, with the strongest economy on the continent, is a powerful example of peaceful transition from repression to democracy. Since 1994 the country has emerged as a regional leader with a voice, albeit sometimes uneven, on the world stage. The 2010 World Cup in soccer, to be held across South Africa, will be a global showcase for the country's progress. Yet South Africa faces sky-high unemployment, poverty, racial inequality, and crime. President Thabo Mbeki has made outrageous comments about the HIV/AIDS epedemic and...

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